Rumor: Possible Smash Bros. roster leak



We are almost a month away from the release of the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros, which means any last roster reveals from Masahiro Sakurai or Nintendo could pop up soon. However, that hasn’t stopped an anonymous poster from sharing what he or she claims to be the full Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U roster.

According to a well-documented thread on NeoGAF, several forum members have posted images and video of Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles, Bowser Jr., and, to our surprise, the dog from Duck Hunt. In addition, Ganondorf is shown to make a return to the Smash roster. From the provided videos, it’s shown that Bowser Jr. will use the Koopa Clown Car as a means to battle opponents.

Aside from the after-mentioned characters, Dark Pit, Dr. Mario, and Ness joining the roster. There’s no word whether or not Dark Pit and Dr. Mario are clones or a costume swap officially.  Finally, the NeoGAF thread user who has shared this information also claims that DLC will be available. The claim states that the DLC characters would be Lucas, Star Wolf, Snake, Ice Climbers, and the Chorus Men.

Nintendo has since responded to various gaming media’s inquiries on the matter of these leaks by stating “we have nothing to announce at this time.”

Now, much like any rumors, these will be taken with a huge grain of salt. But one must realize that if these are fakes then they’re probably some of the most-convincing one’s we’ve seen in the span of Smash Bros. 4’s development. Still, all of this could be too good to be true.

What’s your take on these rumors? Are they legit or just another sense of false hope? Tell us in the comments below.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.


  1. These rumors are practically confirmed to be true. As of today, footage (from an supposed ESRB copy of the game) was leaked online which was then promptly taken down by Nintendo. The videos showcased Bowser Jr. and Shulk in action as well as confirming Ganondorf’s return as a clone.

    This Reddit link further explains.

  2. According to the Internet as a whole, the last one is factual (Nintendo crashed down on the leaks and the leaker -hard-), but the first two may be fake. (Wario’s missing a pupil in the first character sheet.)

    Apparently the third leak was from an NoA employee that was handling content to give to the ESRB for rating purposes.

    Also, not to be a stickler, but the vulgar language (the 4chan screencap) and the unofficial spoilers before the break are a bit… unfair to readers? For lack of better phrasing?

    Just friendly criticism, as I hope it’s received! Thanks for the compiled info, of course.

  3. More and more, these leaks are gaining more ground.

    BornFlunky, as for the language in the screecap and the spoilers. I was in a rush at the time. The comment alone in the screencap is easy to skim by. haha

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